Cleome chelidonii L.f.

  • Family : CAPPARACEAE
    (Caper Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KARIL FAMILY (करील फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CLEOMACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cleome chelidonii L.f.
  • Vernacular name : Neelanaikadugu (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grows as a weed in moist places of cultivated fields
  • Comments / notes : Common
  • Key identification features : Gregarious annual herb with stout base
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 28/05/1970
  • Collection Nos : R.R. Rao 682
  • Collection Locality : Talkadu RF, Mysore district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Belagavi district, Dharwad district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Palakkad district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Nagpur district, often cultivated found as an escape
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Siam, Malaysia, Indonesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha, 1984; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. chelidonii. Downloaded on 25 February 2021.

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